1994 – Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples was an important early part of the development of the environment era. The concept was to develop an association with shamanic powers and roles in more ancient cultures. The work was developed as a ritual duet and then as solo for Maida on in Asia. The work was a dramatic solo by Maida Withers as a primal figure with painted white face and plastic tubes flowering from her head as a shaman figure. This dramatic work was performed in Tokyo, Japan,; Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; and in Seoul, Korea.
Premiere: Seoul, Korea, May 4, 1994
*Part of the environment body of work.
Choreographer and Dancer: Maida Withers
Music: Kang Tae Hwan and Marilia
Earth Video: James Byrne
Photographic Slides: Bruce Hucko